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Revision as of 13:02, 7 April 2013

English

Etymology

From Latin as if *inflammabilis, from inflammare(to set on fire), from in(in, on) + flamma(flame).

Pronunciation

Adjective

inflammable ‎(comparative more inflammable, superlative most inflammable)

  1. Capable of burning; easily set on fire.
  2. Template:figuratively Easily excited; set off by the slightest excuse; easily enraged or inflamed.

Usage notes

  • Inflammable can be misinterpreted as an antonym of flammable and so taken to have the opposite meaning to that intended. Where such confusion might arise, especially where this may be a safety hazard, one may prefer to use flammable or another synonym.

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French

Etymology

Middle French inflammer +‎ -able, from Latin inflammabilis.

Pronunciation

Adjective

Template:fr-adj-mf

  1. flammable, inflammable

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